A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance helps adults 60 years old and up realize that falls — and the fear of falling — are controllable. The program provides information on ways to change your environment to limit risk factors that contribute to falling, and will help you find strength and balance exercises to reduce your chances of falling.

Agricultural Business and Policy Extension

Agricultural Business and Policy Extension serves rural Missouri by helping farms, agribusinesses and communities understand their opportunities and challenges to make informed decisions.


The Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) was established with the objective to use data and tools to support better informed decision making. Their professional data experts work with individuals and organizations to make maps, develop data visualizations, and figure out ways to do their work better.

Community Arts Program

The Community Arts Program is a three-way partnership between MU Extension, the University of Missouri, and Missouri communities to promote and foster arts-based community and economic development.

Community Health Engagement and Outreach

MU Extension’s Community Health program’s goal is to achieve optimal health and well-being for every Missourian at every stage of life.

Community Leadership

These community development programs provide leadership training in a variety of formats to enhance the skills and opportunities for individuals who participate as well as the organizations and communities that they serve.

Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP)

FNEP provides research-based nutrition education to Missouri’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and those who are eligible. MU Extension nutrition educators work in a variety of settings throughout the state with the goal of helping participants make behavior changes to achieve lifelong health and fitness.

Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI)

LETI offers basic and advanced police training, as well as programs for animal cruelty investigators and school protection officers.

Missouri Small Business Development Centers

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri Training Institute

For nearly 40 years, the Missouri Training Institute (MTI) has provided customized training and consulting services to improve business performance and organizational effectiveness for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. MTI has an award-winning staff with the experience to help you grow and succeed.